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Rev. Paul Raushenbush, Senior Religion Editor of The Huffington Post: “The Power of the Internet in Our Spiritual Lives”

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You may have read articles by Paul Raushenbush, Senior Religion Editor of the Huffington Post and former Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton. Please join him at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean (1125 Savile Lane, McLean, VA 22101) on November 18 for a discussion on “The Power of the Internet in Our Spiritual Lives.”


Rev. Paul Raushenbush:  “The Power of the Internet in Our Spiritual Lives”


Sunday November 18, 2012 at 10 am,  11:30 am, or 5:30 pm


The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we communicate and obtain information.  Sacred and religious texts, theological debates, and virtual pilgrimages are all just a click away.  The Internet can be a wonderful tool for religion.  However, Rev. Paul Raushenbush, Senior Religion Editor of The Huffington Post calls it both a blessing and a curse.  The Internet should come with a warning:  “Handle with Care.”  It is overflowing with information on religion and spirituality that can lift our spirits and help us to grow in knowledge and wisdom.  However, the web can also deceive, harden hearts and enflame destructive animosities.  Rev. Paul Raushenbush will share insights into how people of goodwill can best approach faith in the digital age culled from over a decade of working in on-line religion. 


Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Senior Religion Editor for the Huffington Post. From 2003-2011 he was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges, churches and institutes around the country including the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., The Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York, the Center for American Progress, and the New America Foundation. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight and is a repeated guest on CNN and NPR. He has been quoted in The New York Times and The Washington Post and was an original editor for Beliefnet.com. His first book, Teen Spirit: One World, Many Faiths (HCI) was released in the Fall of 2004. He is the editor of the 100th Anniversary edition of Walter Rauschenbusch's book, Christianity and the Social Crisis – In the 21st Century (HarperOne). His work at Princeton included strengthening the interfaith community on campus. He was the Co-Director of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations at The Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University.


 


Visiting Immanuel Sunday, November 18, 2012


10:00 a.m.  Preaching, Sunday Morning Worship


11:30 a.m.  Dialogue and Conversation with Paul


5:30 p.m.    Preaching, Sunday Evening Service


6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Meet with Youth Fellowship

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